Information and photos reveal a more powerful, faster Lamborghini Gallardo that's also paper-thin.
Details and pictures of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera have been released. The "superlight" Gallardo has made extensive use of carbon fibre to shed even more weight than the LP 560-4 on which it is based. Seventy kilograms (154 lbs) has been slashed from the normal car, making the LP 570-4 Superleggera Lamborghini's lightest road-going car.
Power is sourced from a 5.2-litre V10 with an aluminium crankcase and dry sump lubrication. It makes 419kW (570 PS / 562 hp) at 8,000rpm, giving the car an 80.5 kW (109 PS / 108 hp) per litre specific power output. Maximum torque is 540 Nm (398 ft-lbs) at 6,500rpm. Lamborghini is fitting the 6-speed e-gear as standard but can offer customers a no-cost manual as an option. The sprint times are 0 - 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0 - 200km/h (124 mph) in 10.2 seconds. Top velocity is 325km/h (202 mph). In addition, fuel consumption and C02 emissions have been cut by 20.5% when compared to the previous car.
The bodyshell is made from aluminium while parts like the exterior mirror casings, the sills, rear spoiler and diffuser are carbon fibre. The windscreen and side windows are constructed out of polycarbonate. Lambo remodelled the front bumper for increased air flow and downforce. As indicated by the number 4 in its name, the LP 570-4 Superleggera has permanent AWD and a 45% limited slip differential on the rear. Grip is provided by 235/35 ZR19 Pirelli P Zero tyres at the front and 295/30 ZR19s at the rear.
Carbon fibre is also used extensively in the interior, with items such as the centre tunnel cover, the door panels and the gearlever surround all being made from the material. Alcantara is also pasted around the cabin and on the sports seats.
Customers won't just enjoy the extreme performance but some luxury gadgets as well, including air conditioning, a rear view camera, electric powered windows and a satellite navigation system.